…from the Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: Well, here comes the Assange story once again, right in the middle of a heavy news cycle. I suspect this will be a one to three day media story about his extradition news and reviews of the past story, and then die out.
Why? That would be because the slow wheels of justice, appeals, etc., will not be headline news that can compete with the zingers that major organizations are seeding on a daily basis for the stories that will pull the most clicks. Welcome to that world.
VT has had its own concerns about Assange, suspicious ones, which we have published many times. But there is so much to cover now Mr. Assange is not high on the list compared to the ongoing ‘new coup’ we have in progress here, that makes the Assange event look like child’s play.
While the Trumpers are throwing all legal and other impediments into the path of the Jan 6 committee, they are also working full steam to use state legislatures to make sure future elections come out ‘correctly’ by stacking their people into the election administration key slots that determine outcomes of challenges.
Legally nibbling around the edges will most probably not be able to stop this. But, that scenario, the fuel for it is all from ‘The Steal’ maintaining its momentum. A bunch of criminal cases that can establish solid evidence of the seditious insurrection on Jan 6 could really damage the Trump train.
When queried about what the status of the battle was, the generals of long fought wars would traditionally respond, “The issue is still in doubt”… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … December 10, 2021
The High Court ruled Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States to face charges of violating the Espionage Act.
…Stella Moris, Assange’s partner, mother of his two children and his former lawyer, said they will file a final appeal to the British Supreme Court, which would hear the case only if the court believes it involves a point of law “of general public importance.” That process could take weeks or months.
If the British Supreme Court court declines to hear Assange’s final appeal, he could seek a stay of extradition from the European Court of Human Rights — to whose jurisdiction Britain is still subject — a substantial legal hurdle.
…“How can it be fair, how can it be right, how can it be possible, to extradite Julian to the very country which plotted to kill him?” Moris said, in reference to a Yahoo News report that members of the Trump administration had discussed kidnapping Assange or having him assassinated.
“We will appeal this decision at the earliest possible moment,” Moris said.
…Judge Timothy Holroyde said the assurances offered over the conditions of Assange’s incarceration in the United States were both “sufficient” and “solemn undertakings,” promised from one government to another.